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Abstract: Wastewater treatment can be a major cost for wineries. The most energy-intensive portion of the treatment process is aerating the wastewater to facilitate microbial oxidation of organic compounds. However, some bacteria, instead of consuming oxygen, are able to oxidize organics by delivering electrons to conductive surfaces. Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) direct this flow of electrons to an external cathode, generating an electric current, and to methanogens that reside within the anodic chamber, generating biogas. We are investigating applications of MFC technology as an energy-saving substitute for wastewater aeration. The entire system, located at Vintners Square, Santa Rosa, CA, consists of a mixing tank, two novel tubular MFCs operated in parallel, and a sand filter, all maintained at ambient temperature. Outflow from the system is used to drip-irrigate on-site landscaping. Concentrations of organics in the wastewater were measured as chemical oxygen demand (COD). Continuous feeding of to kg COD/m^3 d to the MFCs gave removal rates ranging from to kg COD/m^3 d. Energy in the consumed COD was converted primarily to biogas, with external electrical current serving as an indicator of MFC health. Results gathered from the testing and optimization of this pilot system will inform the development of full-scale MFC-based systems to treat winery wastewater to a level suitable for irrigation.
Lastly, the herb was found to increase the excitability and stability of the brain during athletic competition. A Guiyang Medical College research group carried out testing on more than 300 professional athletes, including athletes of the China National Skating Team. All of the tested athletes reported that a Jiaogulan/Danshen recipe taken before the competition made them vigorous and alert, with quick reflexes and less nervousness. A control group taking Danshen alone did not feel increased stability and excitability of the nervous system during competition, although they also felt increased energy and endurance. 234, 235